Minor Skin irregularities
Minor Skin irregularities are the most common cosmetic problems of skin. They increase in number, variety and size with age. These superficial irregularities are usually benign and can be treated by non-invasive methods rapidly, without the need of anesthesia.
In Tulip Laser Clinic we use a high frequency machine which without penetrating into skin, it removes these minor skin irregularities. These irregularities are included but not limited to skin tags, cherry angiomas, fibromas , milia, sebaceous hyperplasias, telangiectasias (broken capillaries) and hyper pigmented (age) spots.
The procedure starts with applying topical numbing agent to numb the area. Treatment causes minimal discomfort and most irregularities only require one treatment. Treated area will form a small crust which sheds in 5 to 7 days for most individuals. Mild redness will fade out in three weeks.
Each case will be treated individually with care.
Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra
Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (also known as DPN) is characterized by small brown or black spots on the skin of the face, neck, chest, and back. Some people with dermatosis papulosa nigra have a few isolated spots while others have hundreds of spots. The spots may be flat or hang off the skin like a skin tag. The spots are neither cancerous nor medically concerning, but they may be irritating or cosmetically undesired. DPN occurs most frequently in black skin tone and dark-skinned Asians. Although dermatosis papulosa nigra is not a dangerous condition, some patients choose to have the spots removed for cosmetic reasons. The condition generally worsens with age, and the size
and number of spots do not decrease without treatment.
People who are considering treatment for dermatosis papulosa nigra should have realistic expectations and keep in mind that they may need multiple sessions of treatments to reach optimal results. the goal of treatment should be to minimize the appearance of spots rather than to remove them completely. Besides, as DPN occurs mostly in darker skin tone patients, treatment is more complicated because they are at higher risk of developing scar and pigmentation defects (white discoloration or darkening of the skin) tfollowing treatment.
Broken Capillary or Telangiectesia
Broken Capillary or Telangiectesia can be seen anywhere on the body. Broken Capillaries or Telangiectasia s are thread-like veins that result from dilation of blood capillaries. The veins are mostly apparent in people with dry, sensitive skin. Broken Capillaries are also known dilated capillaries, Spider Veins and Varicose Veins. Broken capillaries can be caused by a number of different reasons, some which may be preventable. The most common cause is damage to the skin from sun exposure and excess dilation from a source of inflammation or irritation such as rosacea acne. Too vigorous scrubbing of the skin can aggravate already sensitive areas, increasing the development of broken capillaries. Other etiologic factors are age, genetics, hormones, use of birth control pills and conditions that make the facial blood vessels excessively dilate as in alcoholism.
Seborrheic Keratosis are wart-like growths in a different colors. Seborrheic Keratosis is a non-cancerous) skin growth that originates from cells in the outer layer of the skin. They are seen more often as people age.
Seborrheic Keratosis appear in various colours, from light tan to black. They are round or oval, feel flat or slightly elevated, like the scab from a healing wound, and range in size from very small to more than 2.5 centimetres (1 in) across.
Clogged Pores & Milia
Clogged Pores & Milia are a common skin irregularity that affects 85-100% people at some time during their lives. Milia is a clog of the eccrine sweat gland. It is a keratin-filled cyst that can appear just under the epidermis. They are usually found around the nose and eyes.
Cherry Angiomas, Ruby points or Red moles are minor skin irregularities that can occur on any part of the body. Cherry angiomas appear as tiny pin-point red papules, especially on the trunk, and increase with age. Cherry angiomas are benign, very common skin growths that vary in size. Red moles, or cherry angiomas, are common skin growths that can develop on most areas of your body. They’re also known as senile angiomas or Campbell de Morgan spots.
They’re usually found on people aged 30 and older. The collection of small blood vessels inside a cherry angioma give them a reddish appearance.
This type of skin growth is typically not a cause for concern. The exact cause of red moles is unknown, but there may be a genetic factor that makes certain people more likely to get them. They’ve also been linked to pregnancy, exposure to chemicals, certain medical conditions, and climate.
There also appears to be a link between cherry angiomas and age. They often begin to appear when individuals reach 30 years old and seem to increase in size and number with age.